Brianne Peters
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Welcome! FierySpirits is for activists and professionals who are building vibrant, resilient rural communities. Tell us a little about why you'd like to join?
I received an email from a colleague about an online discussion group on Asset-based Community Development that was taking place through your site and wanted to participate.
About Me (areas of expertise/interest I can share)
I work for the Coady Institute in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, coordinating our East Africa program in Asset-based and Citizen-led Development. This action-research initiative in Ethiopia and Kenya is testing how a number of NGOs can stimulate and support community-driven development and then link community-driven action plans with local governments and research institutions to help communities become more self-reliant and continue to drive their own development. I completed a Development Studies degree from St. Francis Xavier University and a Masters degree from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University in Ottawa. Before working for at the Coady Institute, I worked for the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) in the Human Rights and Participation Division of Policy Branch and for Oxfam Canada in Ethiopia.

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At 10:38 on May 25, 2010, Debi Fry said…
Hi Brianne,
Welcome to Fiery Spirits! It's so great to "see" you after only having talked to you :-) I am hoping you can share your practical experiences with groups who are using asset-based approaches!

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